The Spirits Tested, Overcome

creation of man

The Spirits Tested, Overcome

This I know, and know full well:
I am from God, I am of God, I am a
Child of God.
The evils and the lessenings are overcome.
The Adam is in me yet
and yet I will not fall;
I set aside the lustful temptation.
Christ is in me,
and temptations fail, evil forces fail.
I shall not stand alone; I am in the Communion.
I stand bathed in the grace of God,
Renewed in a place safe and secure–new.
I leave my pride, and then
I will live by the promise of God,
Rich in fruits,
Rich in the Spirit.
Great is He that is in me.
Great is the Word.
Great is the light.
Joy in the Word!
Fruits are sweet, fresh, vital.
Fruits of the Spirit–Alive!

(c) Tom Bolton, 9 September 2013, Red Arrow Park



About Tom Bolton

I'm a Husband and Dad, an Enterprise Systems Manager at the City of Milwaukee, and a Disciple and Lay Servant at First United Methodist of West Allis. I love working beside young people. As I study the Bible, sometimes I feel moved to work through my understanding by writing poetry. I also am going through a process to discern my calling, and to learn more about Christian Leadership. Sometimes I just feel like writing about something that grabs my attention too.
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